Critical Need for Volunteers at the Egan Warming Center


When the weather forecasts bitter cold, the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, located at 3925 Hilyard Street in Southeast Eugene, is on standby to help provide shelter to those in need as part of the newly forming South Hills Egan Warming Center team. The Mission of the Egan Warming Center is to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a warm and safe place to sleep when temperatures drop below 30 degrees between November 15th and March 31st. Staffing this 50-bed site is mission-critical but there are not enough experienced volunteers to meet our community needs.

Winter is predicted to be much snowier than normal, with frequent snows from mid-December through the first three weeks of January.Please attend the next volunteer training so you can participate during an activation and help save lives.

Thursday, December 12
Westside: Valley Covenant Church, W 18th and Bailey Hill Rd, 6:30-8:30 PM

Saturday, December 14
Downtown Eugene: First Christian Church, 12th & Oak Street, 10 AM-Noon

Donations of socks, warm clothing, gloves, and sleeping bags are also appreciated during these cold months. The collection site closest to our neighborhood is at 29th & Willamette and is open Monday-Sunday from 8:30am – 7pm.